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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by apollomaker, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. apollomaker

    apollomaker Well-Known Member
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    Looking for a recommendation for a good video viewer. I mostly view .mp4 and .wmv videos. The vast majority and looking for something with some versatility in terms of video format and size, etc. Even if it costs a few bucks -- no problem.

    This will be my first try at viewing video on my Hero. Just installed larger Class 4 micro-SD and it is working great for photos, and other stills.

    What say folks?? -- Thanks!! -- Bob :D
     

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  2. MindTrainer

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    The best video viewer is mVideo (Market) and its free. I use Handbrake (Google it) to convert files on my computer for the phone. Simply use the iPhone and iPod Touch presets to convert movies that will play great on your Hero.:)
     
  3. apollomaker

    apollomaker Well-Known Member
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    Hey MT, thanks for the inputs. Will certainly give it a whirl --- :D
     
  4. zx12richard

    zx12richard Well-Known Member
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    Thanks dude mvideo rocks. Been lookin for a way to know what video is what since it don't show in album folder. Now I gotta try handbrake.
     
  5. zx12richard

    zx12richard Well-Known Member
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    I had been converting with the YouTube downloaded.
     
  6. godfatherrules

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    Thanks for the suggestion of mPlayer. I was just using the built in player which is sparse in its features at best. The fact that you can easily ffwd and rwnd so quickly and easily is excellent as well as the fact that it saves the position of the movie for restarting later. I love this app!
     
  7. cooolone2

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    I have a recommendation for the Video Converter... Viewers seem to be covered here.


    Super is it's name, it's free and I have found does a great job, especially converting to the Hero's supported formats (MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and Windows Media
     
  8. kens97sto171

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    Will the settings iphone/ipod work on a Droid too. Been looking for a converter or player to use with my windows video formats AVI MP4 etc.

    Thanks
     
  9. cooolone2

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    Secret's converter has some extensive configuration allowances as to screen size, bitrate, etc. I use it and convert using these settings:


    MP4
    H.264/AVC - Video
    AAC LC - Audio

    VIDEO Settings

    Scale 384:288
    Ratio 4:3
    Frames Sec 25
    BitRate 480 kbps

    AUDIO

    44100 Freq
    2 Channels
    64 BitRate kbps

    Those play Vid wonderfully on my HERO. There are other settings that may work too and I haven't tried converting a DVD with surround sound, lol
    Worst thing that didn't work well was the scale and Bitrate on Video, those are the two biggies that would screw up the video and make it unplayable.

    Anyway, hope that helps ;)

    :cool:
     
  10. salpiche

    salpiche Well-Known Member
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    Have you tried Meridian?
     
  11. ramone926

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    Im using Meridian as well. I will have to give Mvideo a try!
     
  12. kens97sto171

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    Just wanted to update.. I have used Handbrake to convert a few videos.. so far the results are very good.
    Mvideo seems to play them all very well on my Droid. video quality is awesome, and the sound seems to stay in synch. With the conversion settings listed below.
    I used these settings that were recomended by a different web site specifically for Droid. From this URL
    Motorola Droid – Best Video Format Conversion Settings Using Free HandBrake | Fun Tech Talk

    If I wanted to try meridian which version would you suggest? There are 3 on the market.

    These were the settings from that URL.. posted it here for ya.

    HandBrake setting for the Motorola DROID Phone
    Select iPod legacy, change width to 848 (should turn box green automatically) Mine did not turn green
    Exact Settings:
    848
     
  13. ElAguila

    ElAguila Well-Known Member
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    I had been using Merdian. It is a good one. I just started testing mVideoPlayer and so far it is good as well. I use format factory to convert. As a side note, I have discovered that after I rooted and installed a 2.1 based rom, the video playback was much better regardless of which player I used.
     
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